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32nd Swansea Scouts on the canal.

                                                       

The week ahead Sunday 2nd December to Saturday 8th December

The work party will meet at Brownsters from 8.00am to 9.00am.  They will then go to Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock, where they will continue with clearing the weeds and laying sleepers.

The week ahead Sunday 25th November to Saturday 1st December

Tuesday 27th November:  Meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am.   The work party will be then be working at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock.

Compost and Pond Weed: 20.11.18

Several weeks have gone by since we started shifting the Canadian Pond Weed out of the channel above Clydach Mond Lock. The piles have mounted up and the time had come to move the piles off the towpath where they take the light from the grass underneath and cause it to to die off.  The...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 18TH NOV. TO SAT 24TH NOV. 2018

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2018:   The 32nd Swansea Scout Troop are back with us with their leader, Ben Ball. They had a most successful day working with us at The Ynysmeudwy Locks in October and now they are returning to do some light work around the Coed Gwilym Park Canoe Store. They will meet up with...

A Special Green Flag For Whitethorns Day Care Centre, 6th November 1918

This year’s award of a Green Flag for 2018/2019 to the Swansea Canal Society was a great thrill for us.  We were pleased to be able to take some representatives of the Whitethorns Day Care Centre in Morriston with us to the Awards Ceremony in June,  as they help us so much to keep the...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 11.11.18 TO SATURDAY 17.11.18

TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER: WORK PARTY MEETS AT BROWNSTERS CAFE, HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 8.45 AM. THE WORK DAY WILL START AT 9.00AM WITH THE OPEN MONTHLY MEETING OF THE SCS TO BE HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SITE OFFICE IN THE CLYDACH BURIED LOCK SITE IN PONTARDAWE ROAD.  PLEASE LEAVE CARS...

Volunteers Work Rewarded: ‘Coast and Country’, 16.11.18. ITV Wales, 8.00pm.

We welcomed the cameras and presenters of ITV Wales ‘Coast and Country’ to the canal some four weeks ago. They suggested that the piece they recorded would be broadcast in the current series of the programe and they have been true to their word. In next week’s  ‘Radio Times’  the details for ‘Coast and Country’...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 4TH NOVEMBER TO SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

Tuesday 6th November:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. If the weather remains dry we will be at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock repointin the bywash. If wet, we will be back at Coed Gwilym Park, completing the laying of the coping stones along the towpath edge. We will be...

RECYCLED TIMBERS, COPING STONES AND MEASURING UP: 30.10.18.

We were multi-tasking yet again today. The repairs to the towpath walls are never ending it seems but finishing off with local stone for the coping stones makes this a satisfying project.  Blue Pennant Sandstone has graced the buildings of this canal since 1794 and long may it continue. More old timbers were generously donated...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 28TH OCTOBER TO 3RD NOVEMBER 2018

Tuesday 30th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00 am. Work starts at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS at 9.15am. We will be taking timbers by raft from the recently demolished house in Pontardawe Road to the Clydach Buried Lock site for future use in the restoration...

32nd Swansea Scouts, Sunday Working Party; 14th October 2018

Sunday Working Party on 14th October 2018 “This month the Sunday Work Party welcomed the Swansea 32nd Scout with fourteen boys and girls, four parents and their troop leader Ben Ball.  They all arrived at the CRT carpark in Ynysmeudwy at 10 o’clock on the dot, and were appropriately attired in warm coats, boots, gloves...